Monday, January 24, 2011

Announcement on Cambodian children book series


After almost a decade of collaborative works, a series of Cambodian children books have finally come into existence. These books are collection of fables and folktales based on Aesop’s fables and Buddhist Jataka (Jeadak) with the infusion of some real life modern stories. There are 100 stories in the collection, one third of which were written in poetry form modeled after those of famed French writer, Jean de la Fontaine.

Due to limited funds, only about 3000 copies of these books had so far been printed in Cambodia and distributed informally to schools and charity organizations. However, the digital version of these books has now been established as learning resources for Cambodian students as well as the general public. Those who have Internet access could now read these stories on line at:

and follow the link.

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank my collaborators who have worked tirelessly for the past several years to bring this project to completion. Their dedication to writing the stories for these books was truly a rarity given the fact that we all live thousands of miles away from one another, and many of us have never met each other face to face.

I would like to also take this opportunity to make an announcement for a possible future collaborative work focusing on basic scientific stories for Cambodian children. Anyone who is interested in sharing his/her scientific talents with Cambodian children, please contact us via e-mail on the websites.

Thank you.

Chanda Chhay


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